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By Donn Marten

Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of the new "Republic of Donetsk" holding firm until a referendum is approved.

Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of the new “Republic of Donetsk” holding firm until a referendum is approved.

The nadir of the anti-Russian propaganda campaign has finally been reached. In a lurid, rapidly spreading tale that has been seized upon by a corrupt state-corporate media in full feeding frenzy a leaflet requiring the registration of Jews was discovered in Donetsk. One may recall that back in 2006 a similar tale about Jews being forced to wear badges by Iran’s regime was debunked and retracted – as this one will be. Continue reading »

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Apr 182014
 
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By Michael Collins

Promising sign – Ukraine military troops decide not to attack their fellow citizens in Ukraine operation. Could this be the end of the provocations by the coup leaders in Kiev, the unraveling of the Obama-Kerry-Brennan policy of stirring up trouble?

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Ukrainian paratroopers stopped their attack on demonstrators in the Eastern Ukraine cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.   Military units are balking at attacking civilians and their militias in other cities targeted for attack by Ukraine’s coup let government.  If United States CIA Director John Brennan’s trip was to plan this effort, the plan is failing. Continue reading »

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Apr 172014
 
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Holly Williams

Holly Williams

Most coverage of Ukraine events by American media is scandalously biased against Russia, rating a solid F. But from time to time glimmers of professionalism get through, as is the case with reports by Holly Williams (CBS News), who consistently gets C+ or better (see below). In her current work, which we are at a loss to explain how the big wigs in the home office do not censor, she seems to strive to present a more impartial picture of the developments in Eastern Europe (See below).  Williams, who previously produced for BBC and SkyNews, has reported from Africa, Egypt, Turkey and Beijing (she spent 12 years in China), among other venues.  [This is her official resume.] Considering how much is at stake, we can only hope that Williams will not succumb to careerist pressures and choose to comply more “loyally” with the official line. Continue reading »

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Apr 162014
 
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By Johannes Stern, Political Analyst, wsws.org

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Having received the green light from Washington and the European Union, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to provoke a full-blown civil war that could escalate into a war between the Western powers and Russia. Continue reading »

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Apr 162014
 
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Excellent reportage. By a British expert, and notice the terms she uses, a refreshing departure that dissolves much of the US-inculcated propaganda about this and other issues.

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